Cape Town - Tottenham
Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has highlighted the reality that
the club cannot compete with the biggest in the world when it comes to
While the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal and the Manchester clubs pay
their best players astronomical fees, Spurs, who accumulated the highest
tally of points in England over the last two seasons, run the risk of
losing their best players.
“We talk about ‘if Tottenham are in the Champions League, it will be
more attractive’. But then it’s all about if you pay or not when we talk
about top players.
“We have unbelievable facilities, but if some club is paying double
the salary, then how can you convince them? We cannot lie to you. That
is the reality,” said the Argentine.
“You need younger players, like Dele Alli, who preferred to come here
than another club. We took a big risk on Dele Alli and now he is a
massive player, one of the most important in England. But who took the
Despite qualifying for next season’s Champions League, Alli continues
to be linked with a move abroad, while Manchester City are said to be
circling around defender Kyle Walker.
Tottenham travel to the KCOM Stadium to face Hull City in their final English Premiership game of the season with striker Harry Kane favourite to win back-to-back golden boot awards.
Kick off is at 16:00.